This one marries two great tastes, apples and oatmeal into a spicy delight.
The author of this recipe is Jean Wilkinson from JustaPinch.
I cut the spices some to allow the apple to be more prominent and added some fresh apple to give it more crunch and taste as well.
This can be served as is for breakfast or add a broiled coconut topping for a simple dinner dessert.
- 1 c applesauce, unsweetened
- 1 c dark brown sugar
- 1/2 c sugar
- 1/3 c butter, melted
- 1 egg
- 2 c flour
- 1 1/3 c quick cooking oatmeal
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 apple, peeled, cored and diced
- 2/3 c walnut pieces
- Preheat oven to 350° and grease a large square pan at least 2 inches deep. (I use shortening-butter has water in it and causes sticking)
- Place butter, sugars, egg, applesauce, vanilla and spices in a bowl and beat until creamy. This will be quite loose.
- Mix the oats, flour and baking soda in a bowl and whisk to distribute the baking soda.
- Add to the wet and mix on low until mixed well. Remove the bowl from your mixer.
- By hand, add the nuts and apple, and just stir until nicely mixed. Mixture is very thick.
- Scoop into the pan, and bake for about 30-35 minutes until a pick comes out clean.
- Either eat as is or frost with the Broiled Coconut Topping.